Director of Youth Ministry




St. Mark's Catholic Church


• Evangelization/Catechesis
o Develop vibrant and orthodox programming that will lead middle school and high school students into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
 High-school and middle school weekly faith formation
 Regular social events for middle school and high school youth
 Retreat opportunities for both age groups
 Confirmation preparation class
 Participation in Works of Mercy
o Participate in the life and ministries of the parish and introduce youth to ministry leaders so they are engaged in the wider parish community
o Have an active presence at St. Mark’s and Bishop Kelly High School
o Plan 8th grade school retreat in collaboration with middle school religion teachers
o Schedule altar servers for funerals
• Parish relations:
o Represent the needs of youth and young adults to the parish leadership and encourage parishioners to engage in relationships with our teens
o Facilitate the development of community among young people, their families, their parish, and the local community.
o Support parents and guardians in their roles as the primary catechists of their households
o Serve as the liaison with the diocesan offices and their programs, services, and resources.
• Leadership development:
o Participate in Diocesan youth ministry trainings and events
o Coordinate the recruitment, training, support and evaluation of adult volunteers in the youth ministry program
o Engage in ongoing formation with volunteers
• Administration/general
o Supervise the activities and schedules of youth ministry volunteers and employees.
o Develop and manage a youth ministry budget.
o Effectively and creatively provide communication to teens, the parish, and community regarding activities and events through the use of church bulletin, announcements, and social media. Develop a good working relationship with the Director of Communications for the parish.
o Develop and maintain records and database(s) of information pertinent to youth ministry such as membership lists, event information, budget, Sacramental records (Confirmation), etc.
o Actively participate at parish events, diocesan gatherings, and related activities.
o Adhere to the policies and guidelines of the Diocesan employee handbook.
o Attend regular St Mark’s Parish staff meetings and communicate about youth ministry activities

• Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities
o Strong personal relationship with Jesus and a deep love for the Catholic Church, practicing Catholic in good-standing
o Passion for evangelizing middle school and high school students
o A joyful, authentic, charitable, prayerful and courageous presence
o Thrives in team environments and has ability to work collaboratively
o Effective organizer, planner, and implementer
o Working knowledge of social media platforms
o Past experience with youth ministry
o Ability to pass a criminal background check
o Ability to make connections with the youth and parents of St Mark’s
o A registered and active parishioner of St Mark’s Parish; weekly Mass attendance, active in one or more Liturgical Ministries.
• Education, Training and/or Experience
o Past experience with youth ministry (retreats, small group organization and management, faith sharing, etc.)
o BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related educational field and/or a certificate in ministry or theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning is preferred
o Strong verbal and written communication skills; proficient in composing reports, correspondence and in publishing e-newsletters and flyers
o Has knowledge of and experience with current youth culture, current trends & issues
o Strong planning and organizational skills in working with youth and volunteers

For questions regarding human resources 


Charles Lawrence

(208) 350-7510 phone
(208) 342-2368 fax

Human Resources
Policies & Guidelines

Diocesan Application for Employment

Diocesan Application for Employment for Catholic Schools

Performance Evaluations   (Referenced in "Parish/Schools Human Resource Manual" Chapter 13, ages 59-68)

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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